Madonna is returning to New York City, as the actress/singer has announced plans for a one-off North American show to be held at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom on November 5.
Tickets to the gig, which will also feature a DJ set from Deep Dish and former House Of Pain MC Everlast, are free and will be given out via various radio contests in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Madonna won’t be playing a full set at the Roseland concert and is viewing the show as “a chance for me to get my feet wet on the stage again and a way to say thank you to an intimate group of my fans for all their support over the years,” according to a statement issued by Madonna on Monday.
“It’s a party that 3,000 people are invited to,” Madonna’s missive continued, “and I am going to sing a few songs at my party.”
Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said that the Roseland show was the only performance Madonna has scheduled for the U.S. and was not an immediate
precursor to a planned tour.
Rosenberg did indicate, however, that there were plans for a similar Madonna gala to be held at London’s Brixton Academy before year’s end, although the date for that show has yet to be confirmed.
In related news, Madonna has selected “Don’t Tell Me” as the second single from “Music,” and she will reunite with photographer/director Jean-Baptiste Mondino to shoot an accompanying video in the next few weeks.
Mondino filmed the singer’s clips for “Open Your Heart” and “Justify My Love,” among others. He also shot the images of Madonna for her “Music” album, which SoundScan reports has already sold more than 883,000 copies in its first month in stores.